Researchers from Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University announced that it has developed a new perovskite-based technology for X-ray machines that can cut radiation exposure by 90%. Samsung said that the new X-ray system comes with better sensitivity and is capable of collecting data while exposing patients to less radiation.

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The commercialization of the technology may pave the way for the creation of X-ray devices that can scan full bodies, as previous methods had limitations the size of detectors. "If we overcome the remaining technological hurdles," Samsung said, "it could lead to advances in X-ray medical imaging technology that cuts radiation exposure to one tenth that of existing machines".